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Executive Committee, 2nd meeting

Amman, Jordan

The Executive Committee of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) held its second meeting, attended by representatives of ESCWA member States, in Amman, from 14 to
16 December 2015.

The meeting agenda covered several items, including progress by the secretariat in implementing recommendations made by the Committee at its first meeting, the Tunis Declaration on Social Justice in the Arab Region and resolutions adopted by ESCWA at its twenty-eighth session. The Committee examined several regional and global issues, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: ESCWA strategy and plan of action; the Sustainable Development Goals: setting regional progress indicators; implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda; technology mechanisms to advance the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab region; the Paris Conference on climate change; governance of international migration in the Arab region: promising practices; the impact of conflict and instability on development in the Arab region; Israeli occupation in Palestine: social and  economic repercussions and violation of international law. The Committee also reviewed the proposed strategic framework for the biennium 2018-2019, preparations for the twenty-ninth session of ESCWA, and reports by the
Committee on Water Resources and Committee on Social Development on their eleventh and tenth sessions respectively. It finally reviewed three matters regarding the ESCWA Technical Cooperation Network.